FROM Bill Douglas
Gender politics and women voters With the prospect of America's first female president, the issue of gender was inevitable in this year's campaign for the White House. In Monday's debate , Hillary Clinton brought it out in the open, mentioning Donald Trump's humiliation of Miss Universe and a record of sexist behavior. But, for many women, it already had emerged — with Trump's multiple interruptions, his eye rolling and references to Clinton's "stamina." Pundits, tweeters and prognosticators have been arguing ever since about how it will play in the rest of the campaign — and in November's historic election.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.